High counting rate soft X-ray spectrometer for tokamak plasma diagnostics

R. Bartiromo, F. Bombarda, L. Gabellieri, G. Pizzicaroli, A.A. Tuccillo, R. Zagarella

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We describe a high counting rate spectrometer designed to measure the soft X-ray emission spectrum in magnetic fusion devices. The spectrometer employs six flat crystals of mosaic graphite as dispersing elements. Fast rotation of the crystal set allows us to cover a broad band spectral range. A stack of three superimposed multi wire proportional chambers is used as detector to discriminate the different diffraction orders. We demonstrate that this instrument can measure both the line and continuous spectrum at the same time. A fully digital acquisition system allows us to acquire data with a counting rate exceeding 1 MHz and to obtain a good time resolution in the measurements of important plasma parameters such as electron temperature Teand the effective charge Zeff. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537 - 542
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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